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Welcome, Rice University Prospective Employees!

Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, Rice is a research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking. And there is so much to love about being a Rice employee: comprehensive benefits, inclusive community, access to great services and facilities, and even growing opportunities! Your pay is just a piece of the total value of working at Rice.


Rice University offers a wide range of benefits to meet the needs of our employees including medical and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, group legal plan, life insurance, leave programs and many more.

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Stay healthy:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Various Wellness Programs
  • Seasonal Flu Shots & Health Screenings

Financial Wellness:

  • Retirement Benefits
  • Life Events, Leaves, Life Insurance
  • Group Legal

Work-Life Balance

In order to help you balance work and life, Rice offers various programs and activities including generous time off, an on-campus recreation center, childcare services, flexible work options and many more.

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  • Time Off (PTO, Rice holidays, winter recess)
  • Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Child Care (+ camps on campus)
  • Mother’s Rooms
  • Rice University Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Work Options

Owl Perks

Not every employer has a think tank, world-renowned researchers, a three-mile shaded walking trail and its own sports teams! Take a look at some of the unique and different perks you have access to as a Rice employee.

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  • On-Campus Games and Recreation
  • Equipment Checkout Services
  • On-Campus Transportation
  • Campus Dining
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Meaningful Work

A world-class staff is the key to our university’s ability to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and the betterment of the world. That’s why every member of our community has the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in many ways across our beautiful campus.

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Learn more about Rice University and Tomorrow’s Thinking and Our Mission and Values

Check out the impact our community is making:

  • Research News
  • Rice University's Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health
  • Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) Design Showcase 2019
  • Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

Inclusive Community

Rice University cares deeply about its community, and continuously works to make this place inclusive and supportive of all of our staff. In addition, Rice is committed to enabling a culture of appreciation, high performance, and excellence.

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  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Recognition Program and Awards
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Rice Athletics Events
  • Staff Advisory Council

Learning & Development

As an institution of higher education, Rice encourages learning and provides ongoing professional and career development, including various tuition benefits, leadership and career coaching, and invitations to numerous seminars and lectures.

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  • Career Development
  • Training Opportunities
  • Supervisor Training
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Seminars and lectures